Monday, April 15, 2013

Ice Storm

We had a nasty ice storm on Thursday/Friday, which resulted in us having our hydro/electricity out for around 24 hours. This was the view from the dining room window when I got up on Friday:

All the windows to the east of the house were like this covered in ice.

When the ice started to melt on Friday afternoon, that's when the damage began:
It looks as though the poor tree is bleeding:

This in one of the willows by the road, so much too clean up; it's hard to see it though:
This tree has lost it's top:
One of the hardest things for us, is that our well is powered by electricity, so we had only the water that was in the pipes.  Also dh's sleep apnea machine is powered by electricity, so he had a restless night as well.  In the scheme of things ours was a minor inconvenience!

On Thursday night we went to the Drawing for Art function and it was a lovely but long night.  We were all chosen near the end, so none of us got what we really wanted but we all got something.  I was lucky enough to get a painting by the artist George Mocanu.  You can view the painting here.  The one I got was called Mountain Landscape and it's on the third row on the right.  Dd got on by an up and coming artist called Pete Smith, or so the curator of the gallery told her?  This is all I could find about him  

I have published another couple of book reviews here  Managed to get some reading done while the hydro was out!!!


Dc said...

Do you have a fire or wood burner as willow burns lovely when it is dried out? I would have been worried about DB's machine with no electricity, suppose that is where a generator would come in handy but probably an un-necessary expense.

Buttons said...

Glad you made it through the storm with only a few complications.
I LOVE that mountain painting it is beautiful, I have never seen George's paintings he is amazing. Thanks for sharing that. Hug B

Jane and Chris said...

We put water into buckets ready,and planned emergency meals but ,in the end, didn't need them because the power stayed on..the lights flickered on and off but that was it. We did get some tree damage though...nothing so sad as a damaged tree.
Jane x

Debby said...

Glad you made out alright during the storm. We have a generator and water storage for just such a thing. In the south we are more likely to get ice than snow. Your poor tree :(

Rose said...

I can just imagine all the little twigs and limbs that fell down.

I remember having to do without water when the electric was out and we had well water...not fun.

peppylady (Dora) said...

It been quite a few years since we had a ice storm.
Actual for this time of year it been on cool side.
Have fire in the stove tonight.

Coffee is on.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Haven't been or seen an ice storm for ages.
Actual it been a little cool for this time of the year and by now we have had the garden roto-tilled.

Coffee is on.